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The Mill

Episode 3 - Sunday 3 August

Explore how life for the 1830s working classes compares with today by watching the short documentary, The Mill: What's Changed: Production and exploring the The World's First Industrial Revolution infographic

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Video duration:  2.05  minutes

The Mill: What's Changed? Production

UK cotton production is a fraction of its 1830s peak, where hours were long and the work incredibly hard. We meet Alex, a 2014 cotton worker, to find out what's changed.

The Mill Speaks

Discover The Mill Series One by getting to know Quarry Bank Mill, the building who was brought to life to provide a first-hand account of life inside his walls

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The Mill: What's Changed? Benefits

In the 1830s, government concern over the cost of welfare meant those in poverty had no choice but to enter the poor-house. We meet Emmanuella, whose escape from homelessness and re-entry into education was aided by housing benefit.

Series 2: Profiles

  1. Esther Price (Kerrie Hayes)

    Esther is discovering all the joys of being an independent woman, but her revolutionary spirit is never far from the surface.

  2. Daniel Bate (Matthew McNulty)

    Married to Susannah, Daniel is Chief Engineer and Head of the Union but still finds time to support Chartism

  3. Miriam Catterall (Sacha Parkinson)

    Miriam Catterall (17) is younger and less savvy than her sister Susannah.

  4. Susannah Bate (Holly Lucas)

    Now married to Daniel Bate, Susannah is finding life as a mother of three frustrating

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Series 2: Clips & Extras

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S2-Ep2: Overseer Overseer

Now in his new position, John Howlett immediately begins to assert authority against the apprentices, and Daniel.

The Mill synopsis

Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time

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